I'm Single

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"I'm Single"
Single by Lil Wayne
from the album No Ceilings and I Am Not a Human Being
Released October 31, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 5:33
Label Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib, Sidney Brown, Christopher Gibson, Matthew Samuels, Dalton Tennant
Producer(s) Noah "40" Shebib, Omen (co.)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"
(2010)
"I'm Single"
(2010)
"Right Above It"
(2010)

"I'm Single" is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne, released as a single from his ninth solo mixtape, No Ceilings, and is also included on his eighth studio album I Am Not a Human Being. The song is produced by Noah "40" Shebib, with co-production from Omen. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics on its release, who complimented its relaxed, downbeat tone and also the production from Shebib and Omen.

Background[edit]

The song was originally released under the name "Single" on No Ceilings: however, after the song was released as a digital single, the title was changed. A remix of the song featuring Drake was set to appear on I Am Not a Human Being: however, for unspecified reasons the original version was included instead, although Drake still receives a featured artist credit on the song.

Reception[edit]

The song received generally positive reviews from music critics. Allmusic writer David Jeffries described the song as a "woozy porno dream", and named it one of three "killer cuts" from the album "driven by Wayne's luck with the ladies".[1] Chris Molnar of cokemachineglow.com also wrote positively of the song, praising the "confidently opportunistic" lyrics and the "eerie" production and described the song itself as "a riveting, alien slow jam... an example of how mixtape Wayne and album Wayne can collide perfectly in these dark days of prisoner Wayne."[2] Jon Caramanica of The New York Times called it "hypnotic" and "no-fi", describing it as "his most Drake-like record, woozy and sentimental... it’s a testament to his truly elastic capacities that he’s able to absorb Drake’s skill and template but not be fully reshaped by it."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
  1. "I'm Single – 5:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 82
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 38
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[6] 23

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom[7] May 10, 2010 Digital download Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown
United States[8][9] May 11, 2010
May 24, 2010 Urban contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David (October 4, 2010). Review: I Am Not a Human Being. Allmusic. Retrieved on October 6, 2010.
  2. ^ Molnar, Chris (October 27, 2010). I Am Not a Human Being. cokemachineglow. Retrieved on May 9, 2011.
  3. ^ Caramanica, Jon (October 10, 2010). "I Am Not a Human Being". The New York Times. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Lil Wayne. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
  5. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Lil Wayne. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Lil Wayne Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Lil Wayne. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  7. ^ "I'm Single – Single by Lil Wayne". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "I'm Single – Single by Lil Wayne". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Going For Adds: Week Of: May 24, 2010". Radio & Records. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 

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